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Tessa Lunney

Tessa Lunney is a novelist, poet, and academic. In 2016 she won the Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize and the Orlando Prize for Short Fiction.She has a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the Western Sydney University that explored silence in Australian war fiction. Her poetry, short fiction, and reviews have been published in Southerly, Cordite, Mascara Literary Review and Contrapasso, among others. She works as the Editorial Assistant for Southerly and as a casual academic at universities around Sydney.

Tessa Lunney reviews 'A Hundred Small Lessons' by Ashley Hay

May 2017, no. 391 30 April 2017
A Hundred Small Lessons holds powerful truths, simply told. It is a story of parenthood and place, where small domestic moments, rather than dramatic public displays, are the links between people, the present and the past. Each moment occurs in and around a familiar, ordinary Brisbane house, and the book begins when Elsie, the nonagenarian resident, leaves this house for a nursing home, and Lucy a ... (read more)